In our series of online webinars, we visit artists, art historians and guides in cultural cities around the world and enjoy an hour’s guided tour, museum visit or demonstration. The visits are live and interactive, allowing you to ask questions. These webinars will enable you to gain special access to sites, studios and galleries whilst at the same time providing a wonderful opportunity to travel virtually from home, no matter your location. Today we enjoy a leisurely cruise along the canals of Amsterdam with our expert guides Lee and Mark, broadcast from their private boat!
We will learn how and why the canals were developed, how they were significant within Europe at the time, why they are so narrow and what they were used for in the past. We will also find out what they are used for today, from tourism and commercial transport to fishing, and yes, even swimming! Our cruise will pass along the Singel canal where we see its narrowest house followed by Rembrandt’s lawyers’ residence and then the home of Captain Frans Banning Cocq, the main character in Rembrandt’s Night Watch. From there, we will head along the beautiful Brewer’s canal and head towards the Prinsengracht, which is full of beautiful house boats. We then enter the quaint Jordaan district, which used to be a polluted neighbourhood but is now one of the most sought after residential quarters. All in all this should be a beautiful, informative and very relaxing way to enjoy the city, and all from your armchair at home!
The tour is interactive, so you will be able to put questions to our guides throughout the visit. Our events use the most up-to-date technology to provide you with the best possible virtual experience.
This is a live event starting at 11.00am (UK time). It will last approximately one hour including interactive Q&A. Tune in live from anywhere in the world, or if you cannot participate live, you will automatically be sent a recording soon after the end of the session enabling you to watch later that day or during the following 2 days. Please note, the recording is only available to those who have not been able to participate live, and it is not possible to purchase a recording after booking has closed.
Booking closes the day before the event is streamed. Please refer to the Further Information panel below.
Click on the gold “Book Now” button, fill in the online booking form and pay online. You will be notified automatically by email once your booking has been accepted.
Please ensure you enter your email address correctly, as your Zoom link will be sent to this address, thank you.
The participation fee is £10 per person, if making bookings for a number of people please provide their email addresses when booking them as separate participants.
Download ZOOM once you have booked – please print/download the instructions in this downloadable link and read them carefully. Zoom works best when using Google Chrome.
You will receive an email approximately 24-48 hours in advance of the event asking you to register.** This is a privacy function enabling only registered participants to attend. After registering you will automatically receive the Zoom log in link both on your screen and by email, please keep this safe.
** Please note that these details are sent out in office hours, so if you book on a weekend you may not receive them until Monday. You must register with the same name that you have booked under, otherwise you may not be able to watch. If you have not received your email confirmations, please check your ‘deleted items’ and ‘junk mail’ folders or click here for advice.
Join the event a few minutes before it is scheduled to start, to ensure everything is working.
If you are not able to watch at the time it is live-streamed, you can still book online, as above. You do not need to advise us if you can’t participate live, don’t worry! You will be contacted soon after the event has been broadcast with instructions on how to access the recording. This will be available to watch on catch up later that day and for the following 2 days. Please note, the recording is only available to those who have not been able to participate live, and it is not possible to purchase a recording after booking has closed.
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for booking this event. We regret that we are unable to offer technical support with Zoom but tips can be found in the attachment. If you would like to book more than one event, please book separately for each event that you would like to attend, thank you. If you are booking for more than one person, it is important that you include their email address so that we can send them the link too. We regret we are unable to offer refunds but don’t worry if you are not able to attend, as we will send you a recording.
Bookings close the day before the event is streamed.